No diet restrictions because I KNOW food doesn't cause flares.
I have never taken aloe AMP...but a few have taken it with varied results.
I don't have much sinus trouble, although when I get a cold, I've sometimes ended up with an infection. It states that bromelain can reduce the thickness of mucus....during a cold I can see that it could help...I have a friend who takes pineapple when she gets a cold.
My asthma is both intrinsic and extrinsic.....no excessive mucus at all, and I use my preventer to keep all nicely quiet.
Thanks for the suggestions, however....I'll keep it in mind, maybe even give it a try...as well, I'll suggest it to my friend who has sinus trouble from allergies and getting her kids' colds. ugh!
It also does also say that bromelain contains sulphur..interesting...I can see how it'd help with joint and body aches/pains. Something else to consider.
I'll check out the study you're talking about
You should be on rectal meds as well.....at least consider...because if you give it a little boost to help get the inflammation under control....your other treatments may just work that much better.
Keep us posted as to how you're doing.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!